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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 25, 2008 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

One of my all-time favorite Bobby tunes. They should have included it on "In the Dark" instead of one of the lame Brent tunes.

So who likes which line better (admittedly they're both fairly stupid, but it's still a great song):

1) "Esau skates on mirrors anymore/and greets his pale reflection at the door..."

OR

2) "Esau, he's on roller skates today/selling real estate to someone in L.A...."

I can't remember which was used first...I think it was #1, then changed to #2 in later incarnations.

Any other good versions to be recommended?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 25, 2008 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

I like the first version of that line better...a lil more poetic and mysterious, like all their best lyrics...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 25, 2008 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

agree totally.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 25, 2008 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

I like the pale reflection better than selling real estate. The roller skate/real estate was the first incarnation

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 25, 2008 12:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

agree also - much more poetic

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Nov 25, 2008 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

it was included on the LP and cassette, but left off the CD release

if i recall correctly, it was the flip side to the 'touch of grey' single

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 25, 2008 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone else enjoy My Brother esau's?

It's now on the 'expanded' CD version of "In the Dark" (I'm listening to it now!) Cool helicopter sound effects at the beginning. I have that gray vinyl 45 too, I always liked colored vinyl...